|Project by KTMM (Krunkthemadman)||posted 07-07-2010 06:25 AM||3001 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
Here they are, my latest project. I wasn’t looking to restore these planes quite yet, I more or less, just wanted to refresh them. Knock the rust off and have a look and see what is underneath.
Pictured is a Miller Falls No.9 I got on Ebay, and a Stanley No. 7 and No. 95 that I bought from a guy locally.
Okay, enough Jibber jabber, time for some explanation of the pictures. I broke the planes down and gave them a good wipe down. I used Evaporust and a little TLC with paper towels and green scrub pads to finish the job. I hit the parts with some WD-40 to preserve the rust free fresh feeling. I had 1 gallon of Evaporust and needed to submerge the whole No.7 plane, so I got a 2 foot piece of pvc and capped one end. About 45 minutes of this worked magic.
While breaking down the No. 7 I found a little scrap of paper with what I presume to be the last owner’s name written on it. It’s just a reminder of the history each tool contains.
Since I pretty much just wanted to clean these up, I consider this a complete project, it might have taken 1-2 hours of work tops. I did this between rearranging my shop. I look forward to posting the complete restorations in the future…....
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